of the united states. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: the former president commanded the crowd. speaking for 48 minutes. making the case obama has a better path forward for the next four yearsful he countered gop criticism that voters aren't better off now than four years ago. >> no president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: clinton praised obama for reforming health care and saving the auto industry. and the former president delivered a clear distinction of what this race comes down to -- >> if you want a winner take all, you're on your own society, you should support the republican ticket. but if you want a country of shared opportunities and shared responsibility, we're all in this together society, you should vote for barack obama and joe biden. >> reporter: the evening started off with dissension when delegates were voting on the party's platform. good and jerusalem were left out of the discourse that were later included. eventually taking three votes to pass.